The cast of Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of The Producers met the press to preview the show. Michael Kostroff (Max Bialystock), David Josefsberg (Leo Blum) and Ashley Spencer (Ulla) head the cast of the Mel Brooks (book, music, lyrics) musical. Here the trio and castmates run through “The King of Broadway,” “When You’ve Got It, Flaunt It” and “I Wanna Ba a Producer.” Performances begin September 28. Don Stephenson directs the production at the Millburn, NJ venue.
Susan Stroman served as director and choreographer of the original Broadway production which teamed Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Cady Huffman as Bialystock, Blum and Ulla. The production was awarded the 2001 Tony for Best Musical. Lane brought home the Tony for Best Actor in a Musical, Brooks was honored for Best Orignal Score.